How Is PACCAR Inc (PCAR)’s Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


As of Friday close, PACCAR Inc’s (NASDAQ:PCAR) stock was down -$2.16, moving down -3.05 percent to $68.69. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,157,200 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$3.63 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,347,250, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,447,641.

Since last month, PCAR stock retreated -8.30%. Shares of the company fell to $68.22 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $76.71 was reached on 03/07/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $49.93. Since the beginning of this year, PCAR’s stock price has risen by 4.11% or $2.71, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.46% since its 52-week high.

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PCAR stock investors should be aware that PACCAR Inc (PCAR) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 47 days ago on Jan 30. PIGOTT MARK C, the Executive Chairman of the company, disposed of 70,937 shares for $108.96 on Jan 30. It resulted in a $7,729,019 divestment by the insider. DOZIER C MICHAEL sold 31,538 shares at an average price of $110.52 on Jan 30. The insider now owns 12,062 shares following the transaction. On Jan 27, VICE PRESIDENT HUBBARD TODD R sold 2,200 shares at $112.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $246,400.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, PACCAR Inc (PCAR) has a P/E ratio of about 13.28. The stock’s beta is 0.92. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.28, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.08, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 24.63 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.25 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.25. On Tuesday December 6 2022, a $0.0856 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, PACCAR Inc’s quick ratio stood at 3.60, while its current ratio was 3.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.87, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.87. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 19.20% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 13.50%. Based on annual data, PCAR earned $5.53 billion in gross profit and brought in $28.82 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 12.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 23.70%.

In PACCAR Inc’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $7.87 billion against cash and short-term investments of $1.61 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PCAR’s revenue rose 15.16% to $7.06 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $8.13 billion. While analysts expected PACCAR Inc to report $1.47 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.76 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 19.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.4 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of PACCAR Inc were 20.11 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $12.92 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $522.51 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at PACCAR Inc’s (PCAR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.21%, the RSI 9-day stood at 27.90% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current PACCAR Inc price is down by -5.02% percent or -$3.63. At present, PCAR shares trade -8.25% below its 20-day simple moving average and +14.27% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.91% above its SMA50 and +18.65% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.74% and Stochastic coefficient D was 16.83%, while ATR was 1.91. Given the Stochastic reading of 5.53% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.03%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.43, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.14.

Analyst Ratings

PACCAR Inc downgraded its rating on PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) to a Neutral in a note to investors on January 12, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.PACCAR Inc (PCAR) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, PCAR is a sell, and 14 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate PACCAR Inc stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $74.83, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $60.67 – $98.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict PACCAR Inc (PCAR) will achieve an average price target of $75.26.


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